Knees and knee pain. Boy, do we work our knees…or at least
we should! Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office hears about painful knees nearly
as much as we hear about painful backs and necks! Groton
knee pain sufferers know the symptoms and wonder “What can I do about this
knee pain?” Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office
has some interesting new research on exercise, chiropractic care,
and nutrition to keep knee pain under control.
EXERCISE PROTECTS THE KNEES
If you have Groton knee pain, it may seem that moving the painful knee will only aggravate
it more. Many doctors like yours at Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office and researchers have
heard that! That’s fear. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office gets it!
Physical activity is good for your knee’s overall health though. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office
will work with you to calm your fear and ensure movement helps! Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office also
reminds you that a sedentary lifestyle may cause more
issues and lead to more joint health troubles.
A study that tracked people for 8 years revealed
that persistent sitting was not related to
knee osteoarthritis and low to moderate level of active
physical activity is protective against knee osteoarthritis. If you sit a great
deal, exercise, too. It helps. The authors specifically report
that long-term strenuous activity participation didn’t increase
the incidence of knee osteoarthritis. That is good news! They report
cautiously that people who were older, have a higher BMI,
more severe pain, weaker quadriceps and depression were not as
likely to do any strenuous activities. (1) If that is you, let
us together get past these issues for your knees’ sake! Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office
is a great Groton health partner!
QUADRICEPS HELPS THE KNEES
And talk about good partners, quads are to knees! Strong quadriceps benefit
knees. Exercising the quadriceps is wise! A study examined
younger and older folks performing resistance exercises via machine
vs. elastic band. Both succeed! Maximal voluntary contraction of the
knee extensors in older folks is higher than that in younger
people. Exercise may help the older folks build
that muscle so it can persist longer and potentially reduce
the muscle loss that normally comes with aging. (2)
Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office can guide you toward stronger quads!
COORDINATE KNEES AND LIMBS
Ever heard of patellofemoral pain syndrome? It’s a term for a most common musculoskeletal
disorder of atypical motor coordination of the limbs
that loads the knees unevenly, raising
their risk of pain. (3) Knowing this
helps your Groton chiropractor guide treatment
and exercise to help coordinate motion. One approach
to improving motion is resistance training whose
effectiveness can particularly be noted in hopping. Researchers
found that hopping demands strong ankles and knees that work together
well. Resistance training improves strength and coordination benefiting
knees and ankles.
(4) Do not let the child in you hop away just yet!
Chat with your Groton chiropractor first!
TREAT AND SUPPLEMENT
The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management involves
exercise, chiropractic treatment, and supplementation. Much the same can be applied
to the care of knees! Exercise as discussed
above, chiropractic treatment of the knee based on principles of Cox® Technic
for the spine adapted by Dr. Luigi Albano, and supplementation with chondroitin
sulfate and glucosamine sulfate benefit knee cartilage which is similar
to disc cartilage. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office will set up a chiropractic
treatment plan for your knees regardless of their age!
CONTACT Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Luigi Albano on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson about pain relieving
treatment of knee osteoarthritis based on the principles of The
Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule you Groton chiropractic appointment
with Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office today. Bring your painful knees to Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office to reduce